Ambassador Faruk Akbas

Travel Photographer

Faruk Akbas

The remote Kayakoy ghost town on Turkey’s southwest coast is an unusual place to call home, but for renowned travel photographer Faruk this beautiful corner of the world serves to inspire his work.

Faruk’s love of his native Turkey is central to his work, and his career as a photographer has allowed him to travel not just within Turkey but also across the globe, capturing the lives and smiles of the people he meets and telling their stories in images and films.

His flair and charisma have led Faruk to develop a highly regarded reputation, with numerous awards under his belt, from institutions as varied as the British Council and the Human Rights Society.